USAR: Lonesome Pine: Nothern Division event preview

USAR set to return to Lonesome Pine Raceway Food City 250 to welcome Northern Division drivers for the first time. Fayetteville, GA (August 5, 2002)-- As the 2002 season for the USAR Hooters ProCup Series Northern Division heads to the...

USAR set to return to Lonesome Pine Raceway
Food City 250 to welcome Northern Division drivers for the first time.

Fayetteville, GA (August 5, 2002)-- As the 2002 season for the USAR Hooters ProCup Series Northern Division heads to the final third of the regular season, the division will visit Lonesome Pine Raceway for the first time. The short track has hosted the Hooters ProCup Series since 1999 but will host a new set of competitors on August 10th for the running of the Food City 250. One competitor with a lot of experience at the track is Jeff Agnew.

Agnew, the 1998 USAR Hooters ProCup Series champion and Rookie of the Year, finished second last season at the track and looks forward to competing for points this time around. The Virginia driver has also won one Buffalo Nickel Pole Award there.

"We always like going back to Lonesome Pine," said Agnew."The track is a tough place and you have to race the track as well as the other drivers. The track is small and has short straights and tight turns. You will have to qualify well and stay out of trouble."

Last season the track held a USAR Hooters ProCup Series Southern Division race and Shane Huffman collected his third of four wins on the season. This time around the track will host some of the best short track drivers from across the United States. Another driver with local ties to the area will be Lonnie Rush, Sr. Rush, whose has family from the area, looks forward to racing at LPR.

"I was going to try and run there last year but we couldn't work it out on our schedule," Rush said.

Brian Ross has enjoyed a very successful rookie campaign and has led the point standings since his stretch of four consecutive wins from April through June. Mardy Lindley and Jay Fogleman have remained in the top-five of the standings for most of the season and enter the race as two of the few Northern Division drivers with previous experience at the track.

The track also has new owners and management hosting the Series when they visit in early August. Veteran short track manager Larry Babare will have the red carpet extended for America's Favorite Short Track Series.

Again this season the Series will team up with Food City to have a night of fun activities at the nearby Food City location in Coeburn. Fans are welcome to visit the store and meet several USAR Hooters ProCup Series drivers, show cars and local drivers in an evening of fun, food and action courtesy of Food City.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Brian Ross , Shane Huffman , Jeff Agnew